Thanks for the ride!

Click the link below to listen to the dialogue “Thanks for the ride!” and then read the Key-phrases.

 

Thanking people (Key words) – Agradecendo às pessoas (Frases-chave)
Thank you very much for… – Muito obrigado pelo/a…
It’s very kind of you, thank you. – É muito gentil de sua parte, obrigado.
I appreciate your help! – Eu agradeço a sua ajuda!
Thanks a million! – Muito obrigado mesmo!
Thanks! I owe you one. – Obrigado! Fico te devendo uma.
Thanks for the ride/the tip/etc. – Obrigado pela carona/dica/etc.

Referência “Fale tudo em Inglês!” José Roberto A. Igreja –  Disal Editora

Not ready to tie the knot just yet!

Click the link below to listen to the dialogue “Not ready to tie the knot just yet!” and then do the activities.


Dialogue comprehension

1. Are Claire and Richard satisfied with their relationship?
2. Does Richard plan to marry Claire someday?
3. What are Claire’s arguments for wanting to take their relationship to the next level?
4. How does Richard feel about it?
5. What do you think will happen eventually?

Language check –
Find words or expressions in the dialogue with the following similar meanings:
a- Do something before it should be done, before considering the situation carefully: __
b- Frighten; scare: ____________________________
c- Agree to get married: ____________________________
d- Do things gradually, step by step: ________________________________
e- Get married: ____________________________________
f- I’m very eager to hear what you have to say: ________________________

Referência: “Fale Inglês como um Americano” – José Roberto A. Igreja e Robert C. Young  –  Disal Editora.

A funny cabbie

Fill in the blanks in the dialogue below with a word or expression from the box.

SMALL TALK        DEFINITELY        SLAM         GENTLY       CAB       ENTERTAINER

NONSTOP         TIP          KEPT           HILARIOUS            CABBIES           FIND OUT

Dan: (laughing)
Greg: What´s so funny?
Dan: Sorry, I just remembered something (1) _______________.
Greg: Something hilarious? Now I´m curious! Tell me all about it.
Dan:Me and Howard, we took a (2) _______________ downtown last night.
Greg:A taxi ride? Is that supposed to be funny?
Dan:No, the taxi driver was really funny. He had this really big nose and he kept talking (3) _______________ with this heavy accent. He really did look like Pinocchio.
Greg:I guess most (4) _______________ are good at making (5) _______________. So, he had a strong accent, right? Did you (6) _______________ where he´s from?Dan:No, we didn´t, I mean we tried to, but he wouldn´t let us talk. When we finally got to our destination he started telling us not to (7) _______________ the door on our way out. He must´ve asked us a thousand times “Would you, please, close the door (8) _______________ on your way out?”, he just (9) _______________  saying it with this funny accent.
Greg:Don´t tell me you slammed the door, did you?
Dan: No, we didn´t. We actually gave him a good (10) _______________ for the ride.
Greg: I think he deserved it. He was a great (11) _______________, right?
Dan:(12) _______________! We had a great time.

Referência: “Fale Tudo em Inglês AVANÇADO!” – José Roberto A. Igreja, Disal Editora.

 

 

 

I guess I just need to chill out for a while

Click on the link below to listen to the dialogue “I guess I just need to chill out for a while”.

 

Vocabulary, phrases and expressions
Feel like = desire or want to do something
‘d rather = would rather = would prefer
In the mood = disposed to do something
Worried = feeling concerned about something
Behind schedule = running late
Work overtime = work more than the usual time needed or expected in a job
Short-staffed = without enough workers
Maternity leave = a period of time a woman is legally allowed to be away from work in the weeks before and after she has a baby
Chill out = relax

Now click on the link below to listen to the comprehension questions and answer them.

 

Inglês Fluente em 30 Lições – Autor: José Roberto A. Igreja
Disal Editora

Calling about an apartment for rent

Click on the link below to listen to the dialogue “Calling about an apartment for rent”.

Now, do these activities based on the dialogue:

Dialogue comprehension
1. Tom and Harry are looking for a room at the university campus. True___ False ___
2. Mrs. Logan lives close to the building where Tom and Harry are planning to rent an apartment. True___ False ___
3. The apartment has no furniture at all. True___ False ___
4. Mrs. Logan works as a real estate agent. True___ False ___
5. Tom finds the rent cheap. True___ False ___

Language check – Listen to the dialogue again and find words that mean the same as:
a- I have no idea; I don’t know: ____________________
b- A person who rents an apartment or house: ____________________
c- A woman who owns property (an apartment, house or land) that she rents to tenants:
d- With furniture: ____________________________
e- A machine or piece of equipment, especially an electrical one used in the home, such as a refrigerator or washing machine: _____________________
f- Take a look: ___________________
g- Advertisement (informal): _________________________
h- Informal for dormitory, a building at a college or university where students live: _
i- Real estate agent: _________________________
j- A supply of electricity, water, gas or telephone service: _________________
k- Make a short visit: ___________________________
l- Let someone enter your building by operating the electric lock on the door: ___

Referência: “Fale Inglês como um Americano” – José Roberto A. Igreja e Robert C. Young  –  Disal Editora.

We can try to cheer him up

Click on the link to listen to the dialogue “We can try to cheer him up” and then answer the comprehension questions below.

 

Comprehension Questions

  1. Why has Dave been feeling miserable?
  2. How do they plan to cheer Dave up?
  3. What does Ray think Dave needs to do?
  4. What does Don think of the idea of going to a club tonight?
  5. What else do they plan to do?
  6. Whose car are they going to take?

Referência: “Inglês Fluente em 30 Lições” – José Roberto A. Igreja, Disal Editora.

What a cultural shock!

Click on the link below to listen to the dialogue “What a cultural schock!” and then do the activity Language Check.

http://www.faletudoemingles.com.br/CDS/Fale-em-Ingles-como-um-Americano/07%20What%20a%20cultural%20shock!.mp3

 

Language Check
Find words in the dialogue that mean the same as:
a- Angry: _____________
b- Force someone to leave; expel someone: _______________
c- Surprised: ______________
d- Foolish or embarrassing mistake; blunder: _____________
e- Tear into pieces: __________________
f- Something that serves as a protection; a defense: _______
g- Bend your body as a greeting: _____________________
h- Get used to: _______________________
i- Eat or drink with a loud sucking sound: __________________
j- Bottoms of a shoe: ______________________
k- Disgusting; rude; offensive; unpleasant: __________________
l- Social blunder; mistake: ________________________
m- Smell badly: ______________________

Referência: “Fale Inglês como um Americano” – José Roberto A. Igreja e Robert C. Young  –  Disal Editora.

What´s the weather forecast for the weekend?

Click on the link below to listen to the dialogue and then check out the vocabulary below.

 

Weather forecast = a report on weather conditions
Be in for = be certain to experience something unpleasant
About = approximately
Scared = frightened
Be used to = be accustomed to
Tough = hard; difficult 
Fireplace = a place in a room where a fire burns
Cozy = comfortable

Referência: “Inglês Fluente em 30 Lições” – José Roberto A. Igreja, Disal Editora.

Seems like you’re a real fitness freak!

Mick: Hi Sheila, I haven’t seen you in a long time. How’ve you been?
Sheila: Pretty good! Hey, you look like you’re in great shape. Have you been pumping iron?
Mick: As a mater of fact I’m just coming from the gym. I had an amazing workout session under the supervision of my personal trainer and I must say, I feel like a million bucks!
Sheila: My congrats! You do look well-toned! What do you do to keep fit?
Mick: A little of everything I guess. Push-ups, sit-ups, you name it. I also run on the treadmill for about twenty minutes after every workout session.
Sheila: Wow, seems like you’re a real fitness freak, aren’t you? How often do you go to the gym?
Mick: I try to go every day, but you know, sometimes I’m too busy and I can’t make it. I do miss it though. What about you? Don’t you work out at all?
Sheila: No, not really. I know I should. I’m starting to put on a little weight and I think doing some physical exercise would really do me good.
Mick: Sure Sheila, you will feel a lot healthier once you start working out regularly. You can take my word for it! Well, I gotta take off now, I’m late for work.
Sheila: Thanks for the tip Mick! You might see me at the gym sometime soon!
Mick: That’d be great! See you around, take care!
Sheila: Bye!

Referência: “Guia Prático para a comunicação em inglês
José Roberto A. Igreja, Disal Editora. 

GUIA PRATICO PARA A COMUNICACAO EM INGLES - IDEAL PARA A COMUNICACAO NO DIA A DIA E VIAGENS

You must have paid top dollar for those tickets!

I – Fill in the blanks in the dialogue below with a word or expression from the box and then listen to the dialogue to check your answers.

PAID TOP DOLLAR          SCALPER          TICKET OFFICE        A COUPLE OF

BURGER JOINT          PULLING MY LEG          GO BANANAS          PLAYOFF

GUESS WHAT?       COST ME AN ARM AND A LEG      GONNA       SOLD OUT

Ryan:(1) _______________
Dave: What´re you talking about?
Ryan: I got tickets for the (2) _______________ on Saturday.
Dave: You´re (3) _______________, right? Tickets have long been (4) ___________ at the(5) _______________.
Ryan: You´re right! I bought them from a (6) _______________.
Dave: Wow, you must´ve (7) _______________for those tickets.
Ryan: Yeah, they nearly (8) _______________, but I think we deserve it.
Ryan: So, how many did you get?
Dave: Four. That´s all that he had left. I can´t wait to tell Jeff and Bill.
Ryan: Man, they´re (9) _______________ (10) _______________when they hear it. Listen, why don´t we all go to our favorite (11) _______________ and have (12) ____________ beers to celebrate?
Dave: Sounds like a great idea! I´ll call Jeff and tell him the good news.

II – Now find words or expressions in the dialogue with the same meaning as:
1.Paid a lot of money for something: ____________
2. A few: __________________________________
3. Teasing me by trying to make me believe something that´s not true: ____________
4. Go crazy: ________________________
5. Used before telling someone something interesting or surprising: ___________
6. Someone who buys tickets to entertainment events in advance and resells them at inflated prices: _________________________________
7. Was very expensive; cost a lot: ____________________________________
8. Going to: ______________________________________________
9. A final game played to decide the winner: _____________________________
10.The office where tickets are sold: ____________________________________
11. A establishment that primarily serves hamburgers: _______________________
12. Completely sold, with no more tickets remaining: ___________________________

Referência: FALE TUDO EM INGLÊS AVANÇADO – José Roberto A. Igreja / Disal Editora

FALE TUDO EM INGLES - AVANCADO COM CD-AUDIO